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Ain't It Fun

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Ain't It Fun

Post by Soulmonster on Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:29 am

AIN'T IT FUN


Album: The Spaghetti Incident?, 1993, track no. 6.

Written by:
Cheetah Chrome and Peter Laughner (Dead Boys).

Musicians:
Vocals: W. Axl Rose/Michael Monroe
Lead & Rhythm Guitars: Slash
Bass: Duff McKagan
Drums: Matt Sorum
Additional Guitar: Mike Staggs

Live performances:
'Ain't It Fun' has not been played live.
Lyrics:

Ain't it fun when you're always on the run
Ain't it fun when your friends despise what you've become
Ain't it fun when you get so high
Well...that you just can't come
Ain't it fun when you know that you're gonna die young

It's such fun [10 times]

Ain't it fun when you taking care of number one
Ain't it fun when you feel like you just gotta get a gun
Ain't it fun when you just can't seem to find your tongue
Cause you stuck it too deep into something that really stung
It's such fun

Well, so you come up to me and spit right in my face
I didn't even feel it
It was such a disgrace

I punched my fist right through the glass
I didn't even feel it
It happened so fast

Such fun [12 times]

Ain't it fun when you tell her she's just a cunt
Ain't it fun when you she splits you and leaves you on the run
Well, Ain't it fun when you broken up every band that you ever begun
Ain't it fun when you know that you're gonna die young

It's such fun
Such fun


Band members talking about the song
We also do a tribute to Stiv Bators, we do 'Ain't It Fun" with Mike Monroe. And it was really strange, 'cause when we did it, you know, both of us in certain places, without even trying, ended up sounding a bit like Stiv, you know, candles would flicker, bells would ring for no reason and we were like "Stiv's here!" [Axl Rose interview, 1991]
Stiv Bators died. And we're like, I don't know, hanging out somewhere in LA or New York, or something. And we thought, "Let's do a Dead Boys song". And that was that [Slash Interview, January 1994]
It was Mike Monroe's idea to do a Dead Boys song as a tribute to Stiv Bators. [Guitar Player, January 1994]
We were talking about it earlier, that the lyrics to that song pretty much sum up where we come from as a band. Like, you know… Especially on the surface. (...) And when I hear it, I just go: "Yeah, ok, check, check" [Axl and Slash interview, Rockline 1994]
It was also a tribute to Stiv. And Mike Monroe, who guest sings on the song, from the band Hanoi Rocks, was a really good friend of Stiv's and… He turned me onto a bunch of Dead Boys stuff. I already knew the song, and it was a song I liked and he got me all these tapes and things. And then I was like: "Why don't we just play it?". And it was kinda like a tribute for him, 'cause it was really hard on Mike and… And other people in his life when Stiv did pass away [Axl and Slash interview, Rockline 1994]



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Post by hellobeatle on Sat May 21, 2011 3:05 pm

Michael Monroe and Mike Staggs?? They're on it, right?
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Post by Soulmonster on Sat May 21, 2011 6:10 pm

@hellobeatle wrote:Michael Monroe and Mike Staggs?? They're on it, right?

Yes they are. Thanks for reminding me to work on the musicians' lists .
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